Job no: 0057673 Location: Parkville Role type: Full Time; Fixed term for 2 years Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, and Health Sciences School: Melbourne Medical School, Clinical Pathology Salary: Level A – $80,258 - $108,906 p.a. plus 17% super
About the Role The Research Assistant will support library preparation for next-generation sequencing, technical evaluation of new methods, sample processing and storage, operational management of the laboratory, data analysis, training and supervision of personnel, adherence to OH&S regulations, and active participation in internal and external training sessions and conferences. The role also involves collaboration with the University of Melbourne's partnership with Illumina and contributing to The Advanced Genomics Collaboration (TAGC) initiative.
Your responsibilities will include:
Who We Are Looking For You possess a strong understanding of the molecular basis of cancer, demonstrate high technical competency in molecular methods, exhibit excellent attention to detail, and showcase effective communication and interpersonal skills. You have a clear ability to work collaboratively in a small team, learn new techniques, and handle human tissues, and some experience in next- generation sequencing would be advantageous.
You will also have:
For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.
Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.
Your New Team – Department of Clinical Pathology The University of Melbourne's Clinical Pathology Department pioneers cancer research, focusing on molecular tumor defects for improved diagnostics and treatments. Located at the forefront Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, we collaborate extensively, driving advancements in cancer cell biology, DNA bio- banking, and cutting-edge sequencing. Beyond cancer, we shape medical leaders through our Doctor of Medicine program and support vibrant graduate cohorts.
What We Offer You! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!
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Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:
^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https:// about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria
If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Katherine Robertson via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.
If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.
Advertised: 16 Nov 2023 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 07 Dec 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time